It’s rare these days when everyone can make a mashup, but there are still great mashups out there. One of the best rappers to use for mashups is The Notorious B.I.G. Hell, the Party and Bullshit In The U.S.A. mashup with Miley Cyrus is incredibly good.
the notorious xx began as an idea in my sisterâ€™s apartment, where I was trying to figure out what it would sound like hearing juicy over vcr, and since then expanded to include all 11 tracks of the xxâ€™s debut album chopped, sliced, and mashed up with biggieâ€™s vocals. I made it over the span of a few weeks in boston, williamstown, albany, chicago, aspen, denver, and san francisco, and then mastered over 10 days in zurich, zermatt, london, san francisco, dallas, baton rouge and new orleans.
The whole album wasÂ made available for free download on march 25th, the 13 year anniversary of Life After Death’s release. It is pretty amazing to see how well this mashup works. Biggie’s smooth raps fit perfectly within those tiny spaces that the xx leave deep within their music. On paper it may leave you scratching your head. Once you hit play, it all becomes clear. This is a perfect fit.
Download two cuts from the album below. If you like the rest be sure to grab the album for free over at wait what. This is probably the best mashup album you will hear all year. Don’t miss out!
[mp3] : Wait What – Juicy-R (The Notorious B.I.G. vs. the xx)
[mp3] : Wait What – Islands Is The Limit (The Notorious B.I.G. vs. the xx)
[mp3] : Wait What – Suicidal Fantasy (The Notorious B.I.G. vs. the xx)